Aug 5

Solo Exhibition at Eyedrum: In the Hall of the Mountain King

Vivian Liddell

In the Hall of the Mountain King

A Solo Exhibition, July 15 - Aug 5, 2017

Opening: July 15th (6-10PM)

Closing and artist talk: August 5th (7-9PM)




Vivian Liddell show at Eyedrum finds inspiration in famed Grieg musical suite

Atlanta, Georgia, June 3, 2017 — In the Hall of the Mountain King, a solo exhibition of sculptures, monotypes, and mixed-media paintings by Vivian Liddell, uses Edvard Grieg’s musical composition for the Henrik Ibsen play Peer Gynt as a starting structure. Liddell explores her family dynamics and connections to Danish folklore, as they relate to patriarchy, power, religion, and the American South. The show includes an audio accompaniment.

The paintings and monotypes start with staining. This formal process folds in narrative through the use of seemingly haphazardly embroidered fabric collage and the addition of materials typically associated with “bad” crafts, such as googly eyes, hook rugs, and macramé. Some of the paintings sprout 3-D elements made of soft sculpture, or they sit on the floor rather than hanging on the wall, playfully straddling the line between painting and sculpture.

Visitors to the show first encounter a soft-sculpture troll, whose silhouette is embroidered on the painting it stands before—immediately confronting viewers’ relationship to painting by humorous proxy, and inviting viewers to drop their art-related anxiety on the way in. Through narrative and through use of overtly feminist materials, Liddell’s work is both accessible and combative.

An opening reception (with Sno Cones!) for In the Hall of the Mountain King is set for 7 - 10 pm Saturday, July 15; the exhibition is to remain on view through August 5; the artist will celebrate her birthday during a closing reception slated for 7 - 9 pm Saturday, August 5. Vivian Liddell is available for interview. Images for this exhibition are available upon request.

This program is supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Atlanta.

Eyedrum operates with the generous support of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Fulton County Arts and Culture.

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery is a nonprofit artist-run collective, based in Atlanta, that fosters the experimental and avant-garde across disciplines to create opportunities for dialogue, collaboration, and growth in the contemporary art community.


Jun 3

M4: Second Severn Crossing MINT at HATHAWAY Contemporary Gallery

Juried by Victoria Camblin, Editor + Artistic Director of Art Papers

ON VIEW: April 22 – June 3, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: April 22, 2017, 6-9PM

HATHAWAY Contemporary Gallery, 887 Howell Mill Rd. #4, Atlanta, GA 30318

Atlanta, Georgia – MINT is pleased to present M4: Second Severn Crossing, our 4th annual juried exhibition, hosted by HATHAWAY Contemporary Gallery, opening April 22, 2017. MINT Executive Director Erica Jamison says, “We are so pleased to be working with Hathaway in their incredible space presenting stellar works for this exhibition. Our juror had an incredibly difficult task narrowing down over 2,200 entries from more than 300 artists.”

Juried by Art Papers Editor + Artistic Director, Victoria Camblin, this exhibition will feature works from eleven emerging artists across the U.S. Camblin says, “The artists selected for this showcase of emerging talent are working across a diversity of styles and media, including sculpture, painting, fiber arts, ceramics, and video. Their works come together to create an uncanny atmosphere, in which our world and our selves are explored through dreams, through the imaginary, and through parallel and alternative realities."

Featured artists are: Catherine Chang, Victoria Dugger, Cangshu Gran, Alessandra Hoshor, Keiff Jones, Alexander Kerr, Vivian Liddell, Jaymerson Payton, Courtney Sanborn, Daesup Song, and Zipporah Thompson.

Apr 22

Ultra Bright

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been extended to April 22nd.

Jan 14

ATHICA 2016 Members' Exhibition

ATHICA (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art), Athens, GA

Opening reception:  Saturday, December 17 from 5pm-7pm

(Featuring a special artist-only reception from 4-5pm)

Jan 29


Paper Plane Gallery, Atlanta, GA

National Blind Juried Art and Poetry Exhibition

Opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 7-10PM

Closing reception: Saturday, January 28th, 7-10PM

Live Poetry Reading Reception TBA


6:00 pm18:00
Jan 21

Full House at the Lyndon House Arts Center

VIVIAN LIDDELL FOOT OF MOUNTAIN 2016 Sewn fabric and spraypaint on monotype 8 x 8" Available for purchase at the Lyndon House Arts Center




Sewn fabric and spraypaint on monotype

8 x 8"

Available for purchase at the Lyndon House Arts Center

Opening Reception:  November 17, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
On View: November 17, 2016 - January 21, 2017

The Lyndon House Arts Center presents Full House, a biennial exhibition
of artwork by members of the groups and guilds that call the Lyndon
House Arts Center home.
Every other year, members of over 15 groups and guilds that meet at the
Lyndon House Arts Center are featured in the Full House exhibition,
including members of Athens Art Association, Athens Area Art Council,
Athens Fibercraft Guild, Metal Arts Guild, Photography Guild, Classic City
Woodturners, Charity Quilting Bee, Cotton Patch Quilters, Hand Spinners,
Lyndon House Arts Foundation, Modern Athens Quilts, Plein Air Painters
Group, Studio Painters, Teen Cartoon Club, and the Visual Arts Guild of
Athens. Over 100 artists are expected to have work in this year’s exhibit. 

Apr 1

Vivian Liddell: Recent Work

Solo Exhibition

March 7th - April 1st, 2016

Piedmont College

Smith-Williams Art Gallery (SWAG) 

Artist Talk, Friday April 1st at 1PM

Gallery hours M-F, 8-5PM

Download a PDF of the flyer here.

Feb 25

Contemporary South 2016

  • VAE

Contemporary South 2016 at VAE, Raleigh NC
January 6 – February 25, 2016
First Friday Receptions: January 8, 6-10pm & February 5, 6-10pm


Curated by Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, Manager of Programs at Pulitzer Arts Foundation

Feb 20

UNG DoVA Faculty Exhibition

  • Quinlan Visual Arts Center

Opening Reception on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 from 5-6PM

Mansfield Gallery, Quinlan Visual Arts Center

Oct 24

Dinner Guests

A collaborative drawing installation and art exchange, curated by Joe Levickas as part of the ten day Pop-X Festival.

Ann Arbor, MI


Oct 4

Portable Nature Graphics (.PNG)

Southside Gallery

Oxford, MS


Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 22nd

Upside Presents, an affiliate of Southside Gallery, is pleased to announce Portable Nature Graphics (.PNG), a group show featuring work by Claire Whitehurst, Vivian Liddell, Alexander Valentine, Patrick Brien, and Jennifer Macdonald, and curated by Hannah Spears. The exhibition will take place in the upstairs gallery from September 15 to October 4, 2015.

Living in the 21st century means grappling with, whether consciously or unconsciously, the new technologies that are rapidly coming to define contemporary culture. Technology has initiated a vital reconsideration of the ways artists choose to represent form. The most relevant contemporary artists produce work that critically engages the visual culture that has emerged alongside new technologies such as 3D printing, increasingly sophisticated computer software, and notably, the internet, without necessarily making art about these technologies. The works selected for Portable Nature Graphics (.PNG) incorporate this new aesthetic sensibility to playfully re-imagine visual representations of natural form.

Download PDF of full Press Release here.

Oct 10



A group exhibition curated by Georgia Strange for the Women's Caucus For Art of Georgia

Lyndon House Art Center

293 Hoyt St.

Athens GA  30601

September 10, 2015 - Opening Reception and Artist talk - 6 to 8pm

September 17 -  Our first Draw Table - 6 to 8pm - An evening of collaborative community drawing with exhibiting artists and members of the WCAGA (6 artists present)

October 10, 2015 - Draw Table - Our 2nd Drawing Marathon from 1 to 4pm

6:30 pm18:30

Art of the South

Art of the South, curated by Wayne White

Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art

at Nesin Graduate School, 477 S Main, Memphis, Tennessee

May 20th - July 31, 2015

Opening May 29, 2015 (Trolley Night) 6 - 9PM

Aug 7


  • Mammal Gallery

Continuing in the tradition of DEER BEAR WOLF’s mission to celebrate all that is Atlanta, OCULARIS, an art exhibition curated by Katie Troisi, is a diverse collection of new work from 19 Atlanta artists ranging from traditional painting and illustration to mixed media sculpture and video to installation and projection mapping.

Opening Reception:  July 17th, 6 - 11 PM

Mammal Gallery


91 Broad St SW, Atlanta GA

Feb 8

Here to Go

Here To Go, MINT Gallery

Curated by Craig Dongoski & Pam Longobardi

Opening January 10th, 2015 from 8-11pm at MINT

636 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306